The table below looks at the statistics for SOA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Rank 43 20 36
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +16
Contract jobs citing SOA 15 41 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.10% 6.53% 3.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.81% 8.40% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 10
Median daily rate £450 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £235 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £606 £581
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% -20.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
SOA
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
394 488 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 81.40% 77.71% 78.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 298 209
Median daily rate £325 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £265 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 51 46
Median hourly rate £36.00 £32.65 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.26% +5.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.35 £41.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

SOA
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing SOA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

SOA Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

SOA
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SOA across the Essex region.

SOA Daily Rate Trend in Essex

SOA
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SOA across the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

SOA Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

SOA
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SOA across the Essex region.

SOA Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

SOA
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SOA within the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southend-on-Sea +6 3 £488 -19.42%
SOA
East of England

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region with a requirement for SOA.

1 25 (67.57%) Web Services
1 25 (67.57%) XML
1 25 (67.57%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (62.16%) Java
3 20 (54.05%) Open Source
3 20 (54.05%) WSO2
4 17 (45.95%) Apache Camel
4 17 (45.95%) REST
4 17 (45.95%) JSON
4 17 (45.95%) Oracle
5 16 (43.24%) SOAP
6 15 (40.54%) Middleware
6 15 (40.54%) TDD
7 14 (37.84%) Oracle Service Bus
8 13 (35.14%) Google
9 12 (32.43%) J2EE
10 11 (29.73%) XSD
10 11 (29.73%) Scrum
10 11 (29.73%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (27.03%) XSLT
11 10 (27.03%) MySQL
11 10 (27.03%) OO
11 10 (27.03%) WireMock
12 9 (24.32%) Linux
12 9 (24.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 9 (24.32%) Apache ServiceMix
13 8 (21.62%) Mockito
13 8 (21.62%) Oracle BPM
13 8 (21.62%) Unit Testing
13 8 (21.62%) EasyMock

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (37.84%) Oracle Service Bus
2 9 (24.32%) Apache ServiceMix
2 9 (24.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (16.22%) Mule
3 6 (16.22%) WebSphere
4 4 (10.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (10.81%) Apache
5 2 (5.41%) CMS
5 2 (5.41%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 8 (21.62%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (10.81%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) SMS
2 3 (8.11%) HTTP
2 3 (8.11%) SSL
2 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.41%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.03%) MySQL
2 4 (10.81%) Big Data
2 4 (10.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (21.62%) EasyMock
1 8 (21.62%) Mockito
2 6 (16.22%) Ant
3 5 (13.51%) Git (software)
4 3 (8.11%) Jenkins
4 3 (8.11%) Subversion
5 2 (5.41%) AccuRev
5 2 (5.41%) Gradle
5 2 (5.41%) JUnit
5 2 (5.41%) SonarQube
General
1 5 (13.51%) Marketing
2 4 (10.81%) Legal
3 2 (5.41%) Finance
4 1 (2.70%) Electronics
4 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (59.46%) Developer
2 16 (43.24%) SOA Developer
3 13 (35.14%) Java Developer
4 8 (21.62%) XML Developer
5 7 (18.92%) Architect
6 6 (16.22%) Agile Developer
7 5 (13.51%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (10.81%) Analyst
8 4 (10.81%) Digital Architect
8 4 (10.81%) Integration Developer
8 4 (10.81%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (8.11%) Digital Solutions Architect
9 3 (8.11%) IT Architect
10 2 (5.41%) Oracle Developer
10 2 (5.41%) Oracle SOA Developer
10 2 (5.41%) Senior Developer
10 2 (5.41%) Senior Java Developer
10 2 (5.41%) Senior Oracle Developer
10 2 (5.41%) XML XSLT Developer
11 1 (2.70%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (67.57%) Web Services
1 25 (67.57%) XML
2 17 (45.95%) Apache Camel
2 17 (45.95%) JSON
2 17 (45.95%) REST
3 16 (43.24%) SOAP
4 15 (40.54%) Middleware
5 12 (32.43%) J2EE
6 11 (29.73%) XSD
7 10 (27.03%) WireMock
7 10 (27.03%) XSLT
8 6 (16.22%) Ajax
8 6 (16.22%) Apache CXF
8 6 (16.22%) CSS
8 6 (16.22%) HTML
8 6 (16.22%) HTML5
8 6 (16.22%) JSP
8 6 (16.22%) LESS
8 6 (16.22%) Sass
8 6 (16.22%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Virtual Team
2 4 (10.81%) Social Media
3 2 (5.41%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) Linux
2 6 (16.22%) Unix
3 3 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.41%) Solaris
4 2 (5.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (67.57%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (54.05%) Open Source
3 15 (40.54%) TDD
4 11 (29.73%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (29.73%) Scrum
5 10 (27.03%) OO
6 8 (21.62%) Unit Testing
7 7 (18.92%) Configuration Management
7 7 (18.92%) Software Engineering
7 7 (18.92%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (16.22%) Analytics
8 6 (16.22%) Coaching
8 6 (16.22%) Extreme Programming
8 6 (16.22%) Mentoring
8 6 (16.22%) RAD
8 6 (16.22%) SDLC
9 5 (13.51%) Digital Marketing
9 5 (13.51%) Waterfall
10 4 (10.81%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (10.81%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 23 (62.16%) Java
2 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.81%) SQL
4 2 (5.41%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (8.11%) Puppet
2 2 (5.41%) Ansible
3 1 (2.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (54.05%) WSO2
2 17 (45.95%) Oracle
3 13 (35.14%) Google
4 6 (16.22%) IBM
5 4 (10.81%) Adobe
6 2 (5.41%) CA
6 2 (5.41%) FatWire
6 2 (5.41%) Omniture
6 2 (5.41%) Rally
7 1 (2.70%) SAP